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The Bible tells us that a wise child will make one's father happy, but a foolish child will cause one's mother grief (Prov. 10:1). The attitudes and actions you display in your home have a major influence on the happiness of your family.

Here are seven things you can do to bring joy in your family:
  • Do your chores without someone asking you to do them.
  • Offer to help with something around the house that is not usually your responsibility.
  • Think of a compliment you can give your mom, dad, or both.
  • Ask your parents if there is anything you can do to improve your behavior.
  • When asked to do something, don't procrastinate even a minute—go right to it.
  • If you have a brother or sister, treat your sibling with the same respect that you would want in return.
  • Be polite, thoughtful, and helpful outside of your home, at school, and in other activities.

    Source: Every Teenager's Little Black Book of Hard to Find Information
    by Blaine Bartel.
    Excerpt permission granted by Harrison House Publishers

Author Biography

Blaine Bartel
Web site: Blaine Bartel
Blaine is a modern-day Lazarus. Jesus resurrected him out of 23 years of sexual addiction and the death of everything he held dear. Today he coaches men out of sexual brokenness and into the Jesus life. Blaine and his wife Lori reside in Tulsa, Oklahoma. They love going on long walks from the kitchen to the living room and have a weakness for reality shows. Along with his speaking and coaching, Blaine is a writer and has recently shared his resurrection story in his latest book, "Death by a Thousand Lies." For the inquiring mind, a complete history is below.

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